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Before the Screen, Behind the Curtains: Ye Si and Postcolonial Culture. A C...

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“All I bought was a bag of roast chestnuts from a stand / the crisp shells and sweet kernels are like the local scenery of my hometown” (“Roast Chestnuts in Zurich”)—Leung Ping-kwan (Ye Si) magically connects Zurich and Hong Kong through roast chestnuts that can be found in both cities. Being a renowned writer and scholar in Hong Kong, and a recipient of the Honorary Doctoral Degree conferred by the University of Zurich, Leung Ping-kwan himself is certainly an exemplar of how Hong Kong and Zurich cross path with one another, culturally and intellectually. Leung’s creative works thereby serve as an entry point to explore how Hong Kong literature and culture are perceived, and interpreted in various local and global contexts.

Following an introduction by Ben Wong who directed Boundary, a documentary on Leung Ping-kwan which was partly filmed in Zurich and Switzerland, guest speakers from Zurich and Hong Kong will give insights on the poet’s relation to the two cities.

Guest Speakers:

  • Prof. Chu Yiu-wai, Stephen (University of Hong Kong)

  • Prof. Andrea Riemenschnitter (University of Zurich)

  • Dr. Wong King-fai, Ben (Director of Boundary)

  • Prof. Wong Shuk-han, Mary (Lingnan University)

Presented in partnership with Hong Kong Studies – The University of Hong Kong


「我在亭子裏買了包栗子/殼脆肉甜像家鄉的風物。」《蘇黎世的栗子》— 梁秉鈞(也斯)巧妙地透過蘇黎世和香港都可以找到的小小栗子,把兩個城市連起來。梁秉鈞是香港的著名作家及文學家,獲蘇黎世大學頒授榮譽博士,是蘇黎世和香港知性、文化交融的典範。梁秉鈞先生的創作因此成了我們探討外地人如何看待、及在本土及國際層面解讀香港文學和文化的理想切入點。

製作以追憶梁秉鈞的紀錄片《東西》,部分片段取景自蘇黎世及瑞士。導演黃勁輝將於論壇開始時致介紹詞,然後由各位分別來自蘇黎世及香港的嘉賓講者細說梁秉鈞與兩個城市的種種關係。

嘉賓講者:

  • 香港大學朱耀偉教授

  • 蘇黎世大學 Andrea Riemenschnitter 教授

  • 《東西》導演黃勁輝博士

  • 嶺南大學黃淑嫻教授

與香港大學香港研究課程聯手合辦

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